20 Mar Spring, Sunshine, and Serendipity
‘Spring Forward. Fall Back.’
Wonder how many of us hang our hats on this mnemonic related to Daylight Saving Time? It helps me remember which way–forward or back, for the clocks that is. Every year the mere thought of ‘Spring Forward’ elevates the level of my annoyance metre–irritation about losing an hour of sleep magnified by the necessary, not always pleasant, adaption of daily routines. Throws everyone a bit off kilter.
Yet today, 7 days later, that’s all disappeared. It’s been replaced by a totally different view of ‘Spring Forward’.
‘Forward’ we go.
Warm beams of sunshine begin to moderate the cool lingering temperatures of early day. Dappled rays break through the yet un-leafed branches of surrounding trees. And there the unexpected, the serendipitous delights await:
- Yellow and purple crocuses pop up their heads
- Early blooming snowdrops replace the white of melted winter snow
- Tell-tale points of green indicate soon-to-appear hyacinths will be in view
Mother Nature brings us Spring. She showers us with Sunshine. Serendipity?..our good luck in making fortunate, unexpected discoveries…That’s up to us…’The Earth has music for those who Listen’
May Spring bring sunshine to brighten your days, May enjoyable moments of Serendipity come your way.
Thank you for reading my friends, Cheerios, ~Linda
Trivia: The idea of changing the clocks to provide longer evening sunshine was put forward by the New Zealander George Hudson in 1895 but his notion was never implemented. The first person to carry the idea through to fruition was the London builder William Willett. He wrote the pamphlet, Waste of Daylight in 1907. Daylight Saving Time was, and has remained, a controversial contrivance but Willet’s proposal was taken up in England in the First World War and is now used in many countries, especially those in the Northern Hemisphere. https://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/spring-forward-fall-back.html